Five people made it past 60 miles, but several of the runners have various problems, mostly due to the long gone heat wave from a few days ago. The cooler temperatures , clear air and pleasant breezes made it easy to keep going, if it was possible to move at all. Vasu Duzhiy has fashioned a 24-mile lead over Kobi Oren. Vasu is averaging 70.14 miles per day/112.88 km over the first three weeks of the race. His only competition is from Kobi, who is averaging 68.99 miles /111.03 km per day. Sopan Tsekov has moved into fourth place overall, with his consistently good running. Eleven straight days over 60.3 miles will usually keep you up in the standings. He has also been helped by the upward movement of Ushika Muckenhumer, who ran himself onto the plus column of mileage needed to finish. In all, six starters are on pace to finish. Good Luck to all ultrarunners.
Smarana Puntigam- 2000km-20:08:22:06